The Kannywood movie industry has done incredibly well and this is because of the talents and hard work of some notable Hausa actors. These Hausa actors have already featured in Nollywood movies. Infact, they started with Nollywood before going out to establish Kannywood (Hausa Film Industry) where they speak only Hausa dialect with English subtitle. So in this article I will be sharing with you 7 Nollywood celebrities who you may not know are from Hausa.
1. Ali Nuhu
Interestingly, Ali Nuhu happened to be the first Hausa celebrity who managed to join the Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood. It is clear that the other Kannywood stars who joined the Nollywood industry have followed in his footsteps. Due to his enormous support for the success of the Hausa industry, Ali Nuhu is considered the king of Kannywood.
2. Uzee Usman
Uzee Usman is a talented Nigerian actor who acts in both Nollywood and Kannywood films. He is also a movie producer that produced a good number of blockbuster movies such as Mustapha, Mukabala, among others.
3. Rahama Ibrahim
Without any doubt, Rahama Ibrahim became the first female Hausa celebrity to appear in English movies. She has achieved numerous success in her career. The gorgeous actress is rated as the most follow Kannywood actress on Instagram.
4. Yakubu Mohammed
When this versatile movie star got the opportunity to act in the largest entertainment industry in Nigeria, he doesn’t hesitate to join. Yakubu Mohammed is one of the well-known actors who are presently working in Nollywood.
5. Sani Musa Abdullahi
Sani Musa Abdullahi who is professionally known as Sani Danja is a veteran Kannywood star who is also acting in English films. The actor is blessed with multiple talents and he is also creative, hard-working and skillful.
6. Maryam Booth
Maryam Booth is one of few young and beautiful actresses from the North who is acting in both English and Hausa films. She is known for portraying different characters in movies. Maryam Booth has worked with some notable Nollywood movie stars and her performance is superb.
7. Sani Mu’azu
Sani Mu’azu is a legendary actor and movie director from the Hausa movie industry. He is versatile and Known for contributing positively to the success of the industry ever since he started his career. Sani Mu’azu has joined the Nollywood movie industry and acted in a quite number of films.
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